July 6, 2012

Designer Profile | Jamie Gentry

Jamie Gentry is a member of the Kwakwaka'wakw Nation located in British Columbia. She is a mother of three boys and the brains behind the children's clothing company, Love In Everything.

She makes one-of-a-kind children's clothes and baby items that fuse her Native cultural background with upcycled or recycled fabrics, making each item unique. She also brings in a nice dose of enviro-consciousness with her selection of eco-friendly (and skin friendly!) organic materials.

Gentry explained, "When I started out last year, I was exclusively making baby blankets and quilts that I applique a traditional Kwaguitl design on. The designs were given to me by my aunt. I have now begun making upcycled children's clothing and leather booties. A lot of care is put into the making of each individual item, from selecting the material, color combination, choosing the designs, cutting, and sewing. Each item is made with recycled, upcycled, or found materials which not only makes each item one of a kind, they are also gentle on the earth.

My children are my inspiration. We are a home schooling family and I love being at home with my children. I also want to be able to make a financial contribution while being able to explore my creativity. Most of all I want to inspire my children to follow their passions and show them that they can become whatever their hearts desire.

The combination of tradition with lots of colours and patterns makes each piece apart of me, and hopefully a special little someone in your life too."

Check out more of her work here.